Andrew M Dacks, BS, PhD

Andrew M Dacks, PhD, BS


Regular West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV United States


My general research interests are in the neuromodulation of information processing in the central nervous system by the physiological state and the evolution of modulatory systems. In 2000 I obtained my BSc in Invertebrate Biology at the University of Alberta and in 2007 I obtained my PhD in Insect Science from the University of Arizona in the lab of Dr. John Hildebrand and Dr. Thomas Christensen. From 2007 to 2010 I was a post-doc in the lab of Dr. Alan Nighorn at the University of Arizona in the Postdoctoral Excellence in Research and Teaching program and from 2010 to 2012 I was a postdoc in the lab of Dr. Klaudiusz Weiss at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.  In 2013, I started my own laboratory in the Department of Biology at West Virginia University where we study the mechanisms and consequences of neuromodulation in the olfactory system of insects.

Neuroscience Sub-Discipline
Behavioral Neuroscience
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
Evolutionary and Comparative Neuroscience
Sensory Systems Neuroscience
Electrophysiology (unit activity)
Genetic Models and Techniques
Histochemistry and Tracing
Molecular Approaches
Optical methods
Species: Invertebrate

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